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FUTURE IN STORE: Family Members Favor Turning B-N Building Into Training Center for Women

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Paul Swiech, Health Editor; Photos by David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — Gloria McKittrick, her sister Patricia Killian and brother Greg Erickson walked through the former neighborhood grocery store once owned and operated by their great-grandfather and grandparents at 1311 W. Olive St., Bloomington. “I love seeing the old, wood…

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‘A Long Way to Go’: B-N Celebrates 40th Annual Cultural Festival at Miller Park

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Kelsey Watznauer, Education/Public Safety Reporter; Photos by Lewis Marien BLOOMINGTON — Tip-toeing ballerinas, poetry-inspired rappers, a country rock duo, a squad of jump ropers, aspiring pop singers and a dashiki-clad drummer took the stage Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, to celebrate the 40th annual Cultural Fest at Miller Park.…

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Summer Luncheons Offer Insights

Three summer lunches were sponsored by the Women to Women Giving Circle. The theme was “What Matters to Us?” and the idea was simply to foster conversation and connections. The response was overwhelming, with each lunch exceeding the 20-person goal.  Dianne Schultz, CEO of The Baby Fold, was the July 8 kickoff speaker. She talked…

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Clinic Changing Lives One Smile at a Time

Photos by Shannon Lankford Photography On June 6, 2019, 10 Community Health Care Clinic patients completed their months-long journey to a new smile, becoming the first set of patients to receive dentures from the CHCC dental clinic. The dental clinic is helping McLean County residents live happier, healthier lives. Clinic staff shared the stories of…

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